Syria claims Israel carried out air strikes

Syrian media outlets report Israeli air strikes targeted an air force base in Homs and another target on the Syria-Iraq border.

Elad Benari, Canada , | updated: 11:04 PM

Air strike in Syria (archive)
Air strike in Syria (archive)
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Lebanon’s Al-Mayadeen TV reported on Friday night that the Syrian air defense systems were activated following Israeli air strikes near the central city of Homs.

Shortly afterwards, Syrian television and the country's official news agency SANA reported that the country’s air defense systems had shot down “hostile targets” over Homs.

"An Israeli aggression is targeting the central region, and air defenses are responding," Syrian state TV reported.

The reports said the air strikes targeted an air force base in Homs and another target on the Syria-Iraq border.

An official military source in Syria said that Israel attacked the T4 air base in Homs, adding that the air defense systems managed to shoot down most of the missiles. The official added that six soldiers were wounded in the air strike.

Last month, Syrian media reported that the country's air defense systems were activated following an Israeli air strike on several targets in Damascus.

Syrian television reported that the defense systems managed to shoot down most of the missiles and that only material damage was caused.

Two weeks earlier, Syrian media reported that explosions had been heard in and around Damascus.

The Syrian state-owned Ekhbariya TV and state news agency SANA reported that Syrian air defenses confronted an "Israeli aggression" in the Damascus countryside.

The Syrian army said that the air defense systems were activated and most of the missiles were intercepted."

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)



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